January 24 Jan 24
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Tuesday Tue

Techniques for Scientific Writing

This workshop will cover three practical writing techniques to improve the clarity and conciseness of your journal manuscripts and grants. The session will also review pragmatic strategies for increasing the writing productivity of your research team.


Dr. Michaela Kiernan

Michaela Kiernan, PhD is a Senior Research Scholar at the Stanford Prevention Research Center at the Stanford University School of Medicine (SOM). She designed and directs the SOM Office of Faculty Development and Diversity R01 Countdown Program, an intensive grant writing bootcamp for SOM junior faculty that has generated over $125M in NIH R01 funding across 14 NIH Institutes for these faculty to date. Dr. Kiernan is the Principal Investigator of multiple NIH R01 grants examining of lifestyle intervention trials and retention strategies for randomized trials, with expertise in clinical and community research methods. She received her PhD from Yale University and did her postdoctoral fellowship at SOM. Dr. Kiernan has served as an ad hoc member, Standing Member, and/or Co-Chair of numerous NIH study sections; mentored faculty fellows from diverse racial and ethnic backgrounds with the SOM Center of Excellence; and been awarded multiple Stanford divisional teaching awards.